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FDA Devising Scientific Trials for Pig-to-Human Transplants: PETA Assertion


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July 1, 2022

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Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Washington, D.C. – Please see the next assertion from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo on the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reported plans for animal-to-human scientific trials:

FDA officers have misplaced their minds. Permitting scientific trials of xenotransplants to go ahead after a person who acquired a pig’s coronary heart lived simply 45 days and contracted a virus recognized to have an effect on pigs is inviting catastrophe. Opposite to the pig-abusing profiteers’ claims, there isn’t a means to make sure that pigs are virus-free. Each animal-to-human transplant represents a whole lot of pigs’ lives and the danger of a brand new pandemic. Cleansing up the organ procurement enterprise, which wastes as many as 28,000 organs yearly, and enacting presumed consent legal guidelines would save human lives, spare animals, and shield us from harmful pathogens that may simply soar from one species to a different.

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